So I have been featuring a gift guide edit every week in December in my column for The Sunday World but I thought I would compile them all into one here for you all to have a read through.
If you're someone that hasn't bought one thing yet well then don't panic because neither have I! Hopefully this article will give us the inspiration we need :)
They are all my picks at random but ones that I either have or have seen/heard a lot about so I think there are no worries in people loving them!
1) SCULPTED by Aimee Connolly €24.95 & €12.95:
So this is obviously my baby product that I released just over a month ago and unfortunately has sold out in most places which I know is so annoying for those that wanted it for Christmas! There is a full list of stockists on the website if you want to check them out you can click
It is all about the easy way to sculpt your face containing one bronzer and 2 highlighters with a double ended brush to make the whole process that bit easier :)
2) Pippa Palette €34.99;
I think at this stage we all know Pippa and we know that anything she touches turns to gold! Her palette has been around for a while and is a continuous best seller - it contains, 5 matte eyeshadows, a blush, highlighter and bronzer for that on the go beauty. My top picks from this would have to be Dodo & Tobi - amazing shades and this is a guaranteed love for anyone you are buying for! Fantastic palette at a great price and available here: http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com/products/pippa-for-blank-canvas-palette.html
3) Blank Canvas Master Series One Palette €34.99;
Keeping with the palettes theme this is one that nearly 90% of my students have and it is amazing. It is all bar one matte eyeshadows full of warmth meaning they are great on all different eye colours so its a suitable gift no matter who you're shopping for. They are very easy to blend and you get one shimmer colour 'Goddess' which is really nice to highlight the tear duct or under the brow! You can purchase here; https://www.cloud10beauty.com/blank-canvas-master-series-palette-one.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA-MPCBRCZ0q23tPGm6_8BEiQAgw_bAgNb8t5rEITpBRSmg943dkhmUIgxOxmjweNr3lVp9vYaAmfs8P8HAQ
4) Golden Goddess Collection by Marissa Carter €14.95;
This is the ultimate trio for a highlighting queen in your life. Stocked with three very on trend shades; Ice Goddess, Rose Gold & Golden Goddess. These amazing light weight oils that you can wear on your body or face. A lot of my bridal parties use them and if you're trying to give the illusion of a slimmer arm/leg then focus it into a thin line in the centre of your limb - it'll work wonders in the pics :) Cocoa Brown is available in pharmacies & penneys nationwide!
5) Benefit Girlesque Christmas Gift €59.50;
So Benefit always have the most amazing packaging and this Christmas is no different along with some amazing deals also! This funky kit contains they're real mascara, benetint , porefessional primer & Hoola bronzer. Three of these are my favourite products in general so to get them all together discounted in a set is amazing! Available from boots.ie
6) Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look in a Clutch €108;
I adore the Charlotte Tilbury range and it makes the most luxurious makeup gift in my opinion! I just think she got it so right! In these sets you get a mini mascara, a lipstick, an eyeshadow set & 2 creamy eye pencils - just amazing! It also comes in a fabulous clutch which you can rock at night and make the most of your purchases. This is great value given all that's in it.
7) Bellamianta Christmas Gift Set €34;
This is all about the fake tan which nearly every girl in Ireland will go mad for! It contains their full size rapid mousse, tanning mitt & a sample of their body lotion. Their mousse is my favourite product of the range so getting these extra bits with it is just amazing! Its dark but comes up golden & dries in an instant so you can hop straight into bed! It also comes in a luxurious Christmas box so you can gift in style. You can buy it here; http://bellamianta.com/product/bellamianta-mousse-christmas-gift-set/
8) Instyler €99;
This in my opinion is the ultimate hair tool that every girl should own. I use this any time I'm going anywhere noteworthy and it gives the biggest bounciest finish to the hair. It's a curling and straightening iron giving you the best of both worlds. My favourite way to style it is to use the the curler just for the ends to give it a lift without looking too 'done'. Once I have dried my hair,I take big section and wrap them around the wand and its done in minutes! Anyone I show this to falls in love with it! Instyler.ie - http://www.instyler.ie/product/instyler-max-black-32mm-2-way-rotating-iron/
9) Inglot Diamond MakeUp Case €60:
This is one of the cutest makeup boxes I've seen. You don't need to have a makeup artist in your life for this to be a worthy present, any makeup obsessor will do! It's compact enough to bring on the go, fits a lot more than you would expect and it looks good enough to jazz up your dresser too. Inglot also have a selection of sizes so you can be sure that you'll find the perfect one! Inglot.ie - http://inglot.ie/accessories/cases/makeup-case-black-diamond-mini-silver.html
10) MakeUp Workshop €100:
And sure it had to be done to include a voucher for my makeup workshops :) These will be 4hrs long and it will be a practical class where you get to work so that you can be sure you'll definitely learn a few things! Every goodie bag will be worth over 55€ AND will include my my SCULPTED palette and brush. The Dublin workshop will be Jan 29th & Galway March 5th. You can purchase your tickets here
11) Hydrafacial Voucher from the Beacon & Face Dermatology Clinic Sandyford €150;
This is the dream for any pamper lover but it actually does the skin unbelievably good! The staff in this salon are so so lovely and thorough that you know exactly what state your skin is in leaving. The hydrfacial is broken up into a few different steps or processes all aimed at extracting, hydrating & exfoliating the skin. I had this done and my skin was glowing after AND I plan to go back once a month too! This is also brilliant for any brides to be in your life for that all important prep:) Check them out at; http://www.beaconfaceanddermatology.ie